The Read

 
Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

We should have done more—and we're moving forward with our eyes and hearts wide open. Over the past few weeks, we’ve been listened, learned, and amplified. The horrifying injustices killing George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery—unfortunately, only a few names of an exhaustive list— have left us saddened, angered,...

1-minute read
Your Top Styling Questions, Answered

Your Top Styling Questions, Answered

We've gathered your top styling questions and consulted with the pros. Today, the answers come from two Canadian stylists who've outfitted some of our country's top celebrities, including Drake and Jessi Cruikshank.
7-minute read
Cultivating Connection In Challenge

Cultivating Connection In Challenge

Learn from expert communicator, Jess Robson, how talking about the tough stuff brings you closer to your people, with relevant examples and tips on how to navigate challenging discussions.
8-minute read
How to Break in Leather Shoes

How to Break in Leather Shoes

While sizing is completely personal and almost always of differing opinion, we’re noting down a few key points about fit, stretching and the natural journey that your leather shoes will take. 
6-minute read
Crumbling Supply Chains: COVID-19

Crumbling Supply Chains: COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to trickle into brands’ supply chains and devastatingly, it’s often its most vulnerable members that are affected the worst. This week, our Co-Founder, Justine, interviews one of our factory owners and shares the reality of COVID-19's impact on artisans, Mexico and our business as a whole.
6-minute read
The Ultimate Guide: How to Clean Your Leather Shoes and Accessories

The Ultimate Guide: How to Clean Your Leather Shoes and Accessories

With spring in the air and a bit of spare time on your hands, now is the perfect time to clean and stow your winter shoes, and pull those summer flats and sandals out for the refresh they deserve. We’re rounding up everything there is to know about treating your...
7-minute read
Founder's Update: May 7th

Founder's Update: May 7th

To Our Community: We hope you remain healthy and safe. Our number one priority continues to be protecting our community and team. We are hopeful the worst of COVID-19 may be behind us but want to continue to be careful and put people first.  Some key updates: We don’t yet...

1-minute read
Survival Tips From a Mompreneur During a Global Pandemic

Survival Tips From a Mompreneur During a Global Pandemic

To All The Moms Surviving Out There:  These are certainly some weird times right now, fellow moms. It's been almost two months since the social-distancing regulations began and everything came to an abrupt halt—no more playdates, school, Homesense strolls—and more importantly, no more business as usual. As a mom of...

4-minute read
7339 Kilometers Apart on Mother’s Day

7339 Kilometers Apart on Mother’s Day

Long-distance relationships are hard—and we’re not just talking about facing kilometres apart with our significant others. We’re touching base with two of our dual-citizenship team members, Leah and Esther, who happen to spend Mother’s Day apart every year. Let’s hear their stories.
4-minute read
A Note From Our Founders: Covid-19 Update

A Note From Our Founders: Covid-19 Update

To Our Community: We hope you are healthy and safe. Our number one priority continues to be protecting our community and team. We’ve proactively closed our retail stores but are open and ready to help you online 24 hours a day. We have made it easier than ever with free...

1-minute read
An Inside Look: José and María Antonia’s Leather Bag Factory

An Inside Look: José and María Antonia’s Leather Bag Factory

Take a closer look inside our Leather Bag Factory and meet the talented artisans who've shaped our accessory line. We're diving into some of their incredible initiatives from installing solar panels to producing masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 
2-minute read
8 Poppy Barley Blog Posts to Catch Up On

8 Poppy Barley Blog Posts to Catch Up On

With more time on our hands these days, we’re finding ourselves scrolling endlessly through our archives of fun for memories to serve as a distraction. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up our favourite blog posts for some light quarantine reading in the hopes of sparking a little joy and productivity....
2-minute read